If you go to work expecting to be safe, put in a day’s labor, go home and collect your pay check at the end of the week, join the millions of Americans who think the same way. Unfortunately, hundreds of workers who participated in the Gulf oil spill on the cleanup crews are now experiencing various ailments, headaches, chest pains and difficulty breathing, reported the New York City Injury Lawyer.
The prevailing question is whether or not the people are sick as a result of being exposed to the oil, or something else. This research will take some time to find the answer, but in the meantime, hundreds of gulf oil cleanup workers are talking to personal injury lawyers to find out where they stand legally with regard to filing a lawsuit against the oil companies and their employer(s).
The study will cost somewhere on the order of $14 billion and will follow 55,000 cleanup workers for ten years. While the number of workers they plan to follow may seem high, there were, overall, at least 130,000 people that helped clean the mess up, indicated the New York Injury Lawyer. That mess consisted of 4.1 million gallons of oil spilled directly in the Gulf for close to four months. Lawyers in Brooklyn and Queens feel that these cases will yield a big settlement.
Interestingly, part of the money to fund this study will come from BP oil itself. They stated they wanted to distance themselves from the design and protocol of the study, so they may get an independent review from New York City Injury Lawyers of whether or not there are any links between cleanup workers health issues and the spill. Another interesting point about this study is that its results may well be used in lawsuits to prove the spill injured the plaintiff(s).
It goes without saying that the cleanup workers would be inhaling benzene during the cleanup and over-exposure to that may indeed be the reason for the symptoms the workers are experiencing today.
If you were a member of the Gulf cleanup effort and are experiencing the symptoms mentioned in this article, then you might want to consider contacting an experience New York Injury Attorney about filing a personal injury lawsuit. You will need to know your rights and how to proceed. With effective and aggressive legal representation from a New York Injury Attorney, you stand a better chance of getting justice for your injuries. Stephen Bilkis & Associates with its NY Injury Lawyers, has convenient locations throughout the N York Metropolitan area including Bayside, NY. Our Personal Injury Attorneys can provide you with advice to guide you through situations where an injury resulted because of another’s negligence. Without a New York Injury Attorney you may lose your rights which may cost you a significant amount of money.
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